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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Visit by Chandler Stephenson, Stanley Cup stirs emotion in Humboldt

A small Saskatchewan city devastated by a fatal bus crash involving its junior hockey team welcomed a trophy that fans no doubt hoped would one day be hoisted by one …

Chandler Stephenson taking Stanley Cup to Humboldt to help town heal

Capitals rookie Chandler Stephenson is taking the Stanley Cup to Humboldt to help the Canadian community heal after the deadly bus crash involving a junior hockey team. Stephenson understands he …

Washington Capitals promote Todd Reirden to head coach to replace Stanley Cup-winning Barry Trotz

Top assistant Todd Reirden will take over the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals, promoted from the bench on Friday in a move that allows Washington to maintain a sense of continuity.

Fans turn out in droves to celebrate Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals

Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup championship.

Capitals’ Stanley Cup revealed Washington as a sports town, and it’s a major development

Maybe it took just a week, or perhaps the past two months. Maybe it took a quarter of a century. But be clear about this, as Constitution Avenue is blocked …

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Dave Nichols: After 44 years, finally a champion

It takes a long time for an expansion team to challenge for a championship, let alone win one. For fans of hockey in the nation’s capital, it only took 44 …

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Stanley Cup party rolls on for first-time champion Capitals

The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far …

UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Capitals flying high up 2-1 on Vegas in Stanley Cup Final

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored, Braden Holtby made enough saves to compensate for his giveaway and the Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Saturday night to …

UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final

The Washington Capitals have waited nearly 44 years to raise the Stanley Cup for the first time. Their only remaining obstacles are some desert-dwelling misfits who refuse to wait for …

Injured Humboldt players get visit from Stanley Cup

Injured Humboldt Broncos players got a visit from the Stanley Cup at Royal University Hospital. Ryan Straschnitzki, badly injured in the junior hockey team’s bus crash, asked to see name …

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

Ken Hitchcock, 3rd in NHL wins, retiring after 22 years

Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock is retiring, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history. Hitchcock will become a consultant for the team he led to its …

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Ducks, Capitals most likely favorites to fall in Round 1 of NHL playoffs

The NHL’s second season is here, and that means to expect the unexpected. Perhaps the Nashville Predators, this year’s Presidents’ Trophy winners, will succumb to the Colorado Avalanche. Or maybe …

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

Around the NHL: Stanley Cup saying goodbye to names like Maurice Richard, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe

Soon, the names of Hockey Hall of Famers like Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Maurice “Rocket” Richard will be removed from the Stanley Cup to make room for the next …

UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Guentzel’s goal lifts Penguins by Predators 5-3 in Game 1

Pittsburgh rookie Jake Guentzel beat Nashville’s Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation to put the Penguins ahead to stay in a 5-3 victory in Game 1 of the Stanley …

UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Nashville Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Anaheim Ducks in 6 games

Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

Versatile ESPN sportscaster John Saunders dies at 61

ESPN sportscaster John Saunders, who has hosted “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced Wednesday. He was 61.

Sidney Crosby hoists Stanley Cup during parade in Canada

Sidney Crosby received a rousing reception during a parade in Canada, with the Pittsburgh Penguins captain showing off the Stanley Cup to his hometown fans.

Penguins fans flood streets to celebrate Stanley Cup victory

After a false start last week, Pittsburgh Penguins fans came through in a huge way Wednesday for the team’s Stanley Cup victory parade.

Pittsburgh Penguins beat San Jose Sharks 3-1 for 4th Stanley Cup title

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A turnaround season for the Pittsburgh Penguins ended with Sidney Crosby once again holding the Stanley Cup. Crosby set up Kris Letang’s go-ahead goal midway through …

Penguins move to brink of title with 3-1 win vs. Sharks

Bounce-back performances from two key players moved the Pittsburgh Penguins to the brink of winning the Stanley Cup.

Sharks look to regroup in Game 2 against Penguins

The nerves are gone. Spending your franchise’s first 20 minutes in a Stanley Cup Final standing around while your opponent zips unimpeded from one end of the ice to the …

Penguins edge Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH – Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a career making a …

Blackhawks beat Lightning 2-0 for another Stanley Cup title

CHICAGO – Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The city of broad shoulders, strong enough …

Tampa Bay falls just short, loses the Cup in Game 6 shutout

CHICAGO – Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper looked around his dressing room at his exhausted Lightning while the Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup celebration pulsated through the walls. Cooper saw anguish …

Blackhawks win Stanley Cup

Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.

Johnson, young Lightning face veteran Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left.

Blackhawks win Game 7, advance to finals

Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks dealt with Game 7 pressure in the same way they’ve handled just about everything during their incredible seven-year playoff run. Like champions. And after …

NHL notebook: Lightning, Rangers face off for chance at Cup

It’s one game for a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals and the chance to play for hockey’s biggest prize. That’s what the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers …

NBA, NHL ratings up

Nearly 18 million viewers tuned in to watch the San Antonio Spurs clinch the NBA championship in Game 5 on Sunday night. That’s a 10 percent increase from Game 5 …

Rangers beat Kings 2-1, stay alive in Stanley Cup Final

NEW YORK – The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals. …